Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Birthday Girl and more UTEE

First things first - today is my 7 year old's birthday. I'm not really sure how she is 7 - I mean, I know I just brought her home from the hospital. It is amazing (and sad, honestly) how quickly the time passes. I was telling her, as we drove home from her first day in 2nd grade, that it just doesn't seem like it was 7 years ago that she was born. I look at her and I see the beautiful 7 year old that she is - but, I also still see the tiny baby that she was just 7 short years ago! Okay, I'm okay now! For her birthday, she got a real 'big girl' bike - oh, how excited was she!!! Just wanted to share a picture of the birthday girl, with her birthday present!!!

In addition to her bike, Mommy also made her a special necklace. She was so very excited about her necklace too! She always loves it when she gets something homemade! I love that about my children - that they can appreciate the heart that goes into a home made gift!! This is her necklace. I painted the background pink, painted on dots (with dots) and stamped an 'S' for her name. Then used the UTEE technique described in an earlier post.

Below are a few more UTEE items that I have made. The first picture is of another pendant and also a keychain that I made. The pendant was stamped, etc. and the keychain was painted - both were then finished with UTEE.

The next picture is of another pendant. This one was done a little differently. I did the background as the other pendents (paint and inking). But, while the UTEE was still hot, I made an impression of the rubber stamp (with white pigment ink) over top. This left a true impression in the UTEE for a different 3d effect which I love.

The final picture is another pendant that was made in the same manner as the previous ones - just painting/inking/stamping, etc. Unfortunately, this one was rather difficult to photograph - but, hopefully you can see a bit of it anyway.


Deb H said...

Happy birthday to the birthday girl! When is she going to start doing ATCs?

I love your UTEE technique. I may have to give it a try some day! Thanks for sharing!

mindy said...

I love those UTEEs also. I've never heard of that technique.I'll keep checking back for more postings!

The beach looks wonderful.

I had a friend that made coffee cuffs (I don't sew) and I put them in friends Easter baskets many years ago and I think Deb is the only one who still has hers. I love the idea and am glad to see its still around.